Boston College Daily Links: A Beanpot Three-Peat

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Three-Peat!

The Beanpot Effect (College Hockey News)
"If you win this tournament, then you have a pretty good team," victorious Boston College coach Jerry York said, after his team bested Boston University, 3-2, in overtime Monday night. "You need a lot of bounces and good fortune to win it, but that experience certainly helps you down the stretch."

Arnold gives Boston College win over BU (USATODAY.com)
"This was college hockey at its finest," said BC coach Jerry York, who was a sophomore when the Eagles completed their last back-to-back-to-back Beanpot wins in 1965. "It had all the makings of a classic college hockey game, and it unfolded just like that."

Special teams battle gives Beanpot final a true postseason feel (USCHO.com)
“Coaches talk about special teams having a major effect on championship games,” said York. “They’re pivotal parts of the game. Tonight they certainly were a factor.”

Boston College Eagles beat Boston University in OT for 3rd Beanpot title in row (ESPN Boston)
"It was a hell of a college hockey game, fabulous to watch, the speed of the game, the effort by both teams," BU coach Parker said. "I was really pleased with my team and how hard we competed tonight. Somebody's got to get a winning goal. We played 80 minutes, four periods of hockey, and with six seconds, we give one up."

Terry Francona gives BC hockey a lift (BostonHerald.com)
“We had Terry Francona in last week to talk to our team and he was outstanding, just outstanding,” said York. “He talked about energy level and I think that is something we had been stressing. But all of a sudden Terry mentioned it and you could see it had (an impact).”

Ashley Motherwell Named WHEA Player of the Week (BCEagles.com)
Ashley Motherwell was selected as the Athletic Republic Hockey East Player of the Week after registering seven points (3g, 4a) in three wins for the sixth-ranked Boston College women’s ice hockey team. This is the first such honor for the junior from St. Charles, Ill.

Football

3-point stance: BCS' latest victim (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
Boston College has been anemic on offense for three years, yet new Rutgers coach Kyle Flood hired three Eagle offensive assistants in the last few days. Assistants, like players, are more successful under some head coaches than others. BC head coach Frank Spaziani already had hired former Kent State head coach Doug Martin and longtime Ohio State coordinator Jim Bollman to transform his offense. Rutgers may or may not be better for the arrival of the coaches. BC, which needs fresh blood, is better off for their departure.

Basketball

Men's Basketball's Caudill Learning to Play in Tough ACC (BCEagles.com)
"I was a baseball player and my parents, given that I was 5-foot-7, said it would probably be best for me to try out basketball," Caudill said. "I did and I never looked back."

Conference Power Rankings: ACC (ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog)
10. Boston College: Eagles coach Steve Donahue said he doesn’t put great emphasis on wins and losses, considering the youth of his team. But he had to be thrilled with the Eagles’ upset win over Florida State, its third ACC victory of the season. They followed that with a one-point loss to Virginia Tech.

ACC Hoops Power Rankings, Feb. 13 (ACC Sports Journal)
10. Boston College (8-17, 3-8). The Eagles’ shocking upset of Florida State was more than just a poor game from the Seminoles. The Eagles’ next game proves they are really improving. They shot a season-high 55 percent from the floor and led for nearly the entire second half before falling on a last-second tip-in at Virginia Tech.

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